“Mmmm this is the best cheese I’ve ever had!” “Look, there’s chicken, and ham, AND cheese AND bread!!” “Oh yeah, this gets a thumbs up!… no, a double thumbs up!!” These were just some of the reactions I overheard during a Kids Cafe Focus Group I had the opportunity to […]

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When we think about the holidays, no matter what we celebrate, there is one thing everyone has in common…food. We celebrate with food, we congregate around food. Food and the holidays go hand in hand. Now picture your family holiday gathering without the food. It is a bit different, right? […]

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A little over 3 years ago, Second Harvest Food Bank created a Partner Agency Council. The purpose of the Council was to have a key group of partner agencies meet monthly, and be able to think strategically about things happening in the food bank and related to the other partner agencies. Early […]

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Across Central Florida, students eagerly look forward to summer vacation, but for many children from low income families, summertime means losing access to school cafeterias and the nutritious well-balanced meals they regularly receive. During summer, many struggling families have to spend more money on food and make tougher household budgetary […]

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With the recent unseasonably cold temperatures in Central Florida, it’s hard to imagine that summer vacation for county students is a mere 66 school days away. Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe Afternoon Meal Program (AMP) to The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This USDA […]

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Lakeside Recreation Center in Kissimmee is the latest addition to our Kids Cafe Program. The Parks, Recreation and Leisure Division’s Center is located in Mark Durbin Park and adjacent to Cypress Elementary School. As many as fifty children daily will now be able to enjoy a nutritious supper once their […]

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